Nursing students travel to the Capitol

  • Wednesday, 02 March 2016 21:21

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The MDCC Associate Degree Nursing sophomore students and instructors Tracy Killebrew and Debbie Poe visited with Senator Derrick Simmons at the Capitol Tuesday, March 1st for MDCC's legislative day.

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Pictured: Sophomore Associate Degree Nursing students from Mississippi Delta Community College pose
with State Sen. Willie Simmons at the Capitol earlier this month.

Mississippi Delta Community College sophomores in the Associate Degree Nursing Program recently attended a legislative event at the State Capitol.

MDCC students met many senators and representatives, toured the Capitol and represented the college and their new profession well.

Senator Willie Simmons, D-Cleveland, visited with the students and provided insight into the state’s legislative process. Students also researched health care related bills and were encouraged to embrace the political process that often influences health care decisions.

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Mississippi Delta Community College is designed to provide educational opportunities to qualified students for a rewarding career that will help meet the expanding health care needs of the community. The program prepares individuals to practice as a registered nurse.

Graduates receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as registered nurses. MDCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) was established in 1964 and has an overall pass rate of 99 percent on the national licensure exam.